• WordNet 3.6
    • v precondition put into the required condition beforehand
    • n precondition a condition that is a prerequisite
    • n precondition an assumption that is taken for granted
    • n precondition an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Precondition A previous or antecedent condition; a preliminary condition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n precondition An antecedent condition; a condition requisite in advance; a prerequisite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Precondition prē-kon-dish′un a previous condition.
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”
  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    “Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.”


In literature:

Self which it itself was ineluctably preconditioned to become.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Such trust is a precondition to the existence of a thriving, modern economy.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Even biologically, two individuals of the higher animal species are the precondition to a new individual existence.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Value is an essential precondition of exchangeability, but can exist without it.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The precondition of every true calling must be, not love for art, but love for mankind.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
The precondition of thought as of life is that nature be uniform, or ultimately that the world be rational.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey

In news:

Why even speculate about a nuclear posture that would require world peace as a precondition.
The benefits of calf preconditioning programs are often touted as premiums f,News.
Preconditioning gives calves a chance to succeed.
In keeping with his campaign promise to talk to America's enemies without precondition, Barack Obama plans to turn his charms on Burma's military junta.
We propose a new non-monotonic temporal logic , that not only overcomes this, but is also able to express exception to exceptions, strengthen and weaken preconditions, and revise and replace consequents.
Israel's Precondition for New Talks: No Palestinian Preconditions .
"We cannot and we should not accept preconditions ," Mofaz said forcefully, emitting a silence so stark in a downtown Washington conference that the hum of the fluorescent lights was audible.
MCP and preconditioning show promise as an alternative to antioxidant treatment.
Determining the relative worth of preconditioned calves marketed through dedicated sales – compared to non- weaned peers – is never exact.
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Microsoft has begun requiring online pharmacies to obtain accreditation through the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites program as a precondition for displaying ads on its search engine,
Greece was close to achieving its target in a multibillion-euro debt-buyback plan demanded by the country's official creditors as a precondition for unlocking fresh aid to the country, officials said Saturday.
Preconditioning is the process of preparing calves to enter the stocker phase of the beef industry or to be directly placed in the feedlot.
Jody Wade, a Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, discusses preconditioning concerns and management strategies due to dry weather in the southeastern United States.
Drought conditions offer unique challenges for preconditioning this year.

In science:

With preconditioned systems we obtain the detailed probability distribution of the energy differences (gaps) between local minima and the global one.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
So indeed a present tense preconditional is completely determined by a function Ω → 3.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Secondly, s′ is applicable as for the typing, but s′ is defined in a way to refuse the given term, e.g., because of unsatis fied preconditions.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
These actions are de fined in terms of their preconditions, ad d and delete list which involve the code call atoms that allow the real integration of external software.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Precondition: The information exchanged in A is marked for emphasis.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue